We can’t get to a cure alone. The Parkinson’s community drives every inch of progress we achieve. While the road to a cure is long and windy, we’re kept on track by our steadfast community. As our community grows, so too do the friendships that hold it together. Some form over research participation, others are solidified during a 26.2-mile run or a Foundation-hosted event.
These friendships fuel our optimism and remind us that a cure is in fact within reach — and we can’t get enough! We want to hear every story. Tell us about the friendships you’ve formed through The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) community by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We may even feature your story in an upcoming publication.
If you’re wondering what we mean, read about some of the powerful bonds formed through MJFF over the years:
"‘That moment changed my life completely in dealing with my diagnosis. She made me feel for the first time like I wasn't alone,’ says Nancy."
“Across the study sites, mini support groups have sprung up as patients at this similar stage of disease connect with each other.”
“Matt, from Cincinnati, Ohio and Roger, then living in Monument, Colorado spoke on the phone one evening and felt instantly connected.”
“Since Jimmy introduced Akbar to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, together, they have been invaluable in identifying new ways to engage the PD community.”